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B-2 Wednesday, August 25, 2021 The Press-Dispatch See the Business Box for special services Page C-7 HEATING AND AIR 812-789-3065 or THE INDUSTRY LEADER IN CLEAN AIR, BUT DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recognizes CleanEffects® as asthma & allergy friendly® Peach Season Wrapping Up Apple Hill Orchard Hwy. 41 (5 miles north of Vincennes) 812-324-9010 Monday–Saturday: 9am - 5pm HURRY, BEFORE THEY'RE GONE! Homemade Pies • Local Produce Homemade Peach Ice Cream SAME DAY SERVICE • Complete plastic lab on premises • Quality eyewear by Karen Memering, Optician • Professional eyecare by Dr. Steve Gregory • Most insurance plans accepted WE FILL ALL DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTIONS Complete Contact Lens Care & Service *In most cases **Some restrictions apply. Call for details. 812-254-6594 Corner of Hwy. 50 & 57, Washington, IN VALLEY OPTICAL 812-254-6594 State Highway 61 is scheduled to be closed around August 30, just north of Winslow. The closure will allow workers to complete resurfacing work on the bridge. Extensive work on State Highway 61 is also underway in Petersburg. A joint project with INDOT and the City of Petersburg will completely remove and replace the roadway from the 57/61 intersection to White River, and the city is replacing old water lines and storm sewers. Lemond brothers arrested for an altercation at Prides Creek Park By James Capozella Deputy Jared Simmons and Petersburg Patrolman Bryce Manning were called to an al- tercation at a tent camp site at Prides Creek Park around 11 p.m. Saturday, which re- sulted in two arrests. Antho- ny Lemond, 35, of 6360 W. 350 S., Huntingburg, and Ad- am Lemond, 32, of 1665 E. Log Town Rd., Winslow, were both charged with battery and disorderly conduct following a 911 call to central dispatch. Both individuals denied touching one another, but Adam had broken a beer bot- tle over his own head because he was upset, according to a report by Deputy Simmons. Simmons placed them both under arrest following a con- versation with a nearby tent camper who had called 911 after hearing children crying and someone saying to call the police. Anthony had a mark on his right cheek and Adam had a cut on one hand, plus red and slightly swollen knuckles on the other, which he said came from punching the bathroom door. By Andy Heuring Petersburg Police Officer Bryce Manning will be doing his part for area charities this weekend when he fights in the Guns and Hoses battle in the Ford Center starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. Manning fought in the event in 2019 for the first time. He lost a close decision to a veteran of the event. They did not have the event last year be- cause of COVID. He returns this year to fight fireman Rob "Butterbean" Ralph. Manning is new to the box- ing game, but he has a lot of time fighting. He placed third in the Evansville Central Re- gional and advanced to the Evansville Semi-state at the Ford Center. He said his only experi- ence boxing was in 2019 in the ring and a few practice sessions with the Guns team. "The first time walking out in front of everyone was differ- ent. I had been there (Ford Center) at the semi-state, but there were other matches go- ing on at the same time. So it was a little curve ball when all the eyes are all on you. It was a cool experience. I plan on competing in the event for years to come," said Manning. He said it is a good event and along with raising money for good causes, it helps bring the community together. Manning's fight is the fifth on a 15 -fight card. Bryce Manning to fight in Guns and Hoses charity fundraiser Highway 61 and Highway 64 are set to close on Monday, August 30. The Indiana Department of Transpor- tation said the complete closure on State Road 61 is for a bridge deck overlay proj- ect just north of Winslow. Beginning on or around Monday, Aug. 30, contractors will close the S.R. 61 bridge spanning Stone Coe Creek, north of Winslow, and just south of Coun- ty Road East 175 South. Workers will ap- ply a new driving surface to the bridge at this location. During the project, the bridge will be closed around the clock. Work is expect- ed to last for about five days, depending upon weather conditions. Local traffic will have access up to the point of closure, but all through traffic should use the of- ficial detour following S.R. 64 and I-69. Local detour is as follows: Ca- to-Winslow Road to Highway 56, back to Highway 61 or CR 375 S. (Ayrshire Road) to Line Road, north to CR 150 S. (Line Road). RAILROAD CROSSING RESURFACING SCHEDULED FOR S.R. 64 IN HUNTINGBURG Highway 64 is set to close in Hunting- burg on Monday, August 30 for railroad crossing improvements. Beginning on or around Monday, Aug. 30, Norfolk Southern crews will close the S.R. 64 railroad crossing in Hunting- burg, between North Van Buren Street and North Jackson Street, to resurface the crossing at this location. During the project, the road will be closed to through traffic. Work is expect- ed to last for about three days, depend- ing upon weather conditions. Local traf- fic will have access up to the point of clo- sure, but all through traffic should use the official detour following S.R. 64, S.R. 162, I-64, and S.R. 161. More highways scheduled to be closed soon By Andy Heuring Three people were arrested for drunken driving last week in Pike County. A Stendal man was arrested at 2:30 a.m. after he was seen crossing the centerline. Jacob S. Powell, 32, of 4417 E. County Road 900 S., Sten- dal, was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more, Petersburg Patrolman Bryce Manning said he was patrolling on Highway 356 in Petersburg when saw a white GMC Sierra in front of him cross the centerline three times as it drove east. Man- ning pulled Powell over near the Alford United Methodist Church. Manning said when he talk- ed with Powell, he noticed the strong odor of alcohol. Ac- cording to his report, Powell said he had been at a benefit at Friends earlier. He failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Pike County Jail, where he tested 0.14 percent. The legal limit in Indiana is 0.08 percent. Earlier the same night, a rural Petersburg man was ar- rested after being stopped by Patrolman Manning. Terry Lee, 59, of 6349 W. CR 50 N., Petersburg, was stopped at 1:37 a.m. Manning said he stopped Lee after see- ing him at a red light at Sev- enth and Main St. with his right turn signal on. Officer Manning said Lee proceeded into the intersection and he started to turn right, but then turned left. Manning said he cold smell the odor of alcohol while talking to Lee. His report states Lee said he had been at a benefit at Friends. Lee failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Pike County Jail, where he tested 0.94 per- cent for blood alcohol content. He was preliminary charged with operation a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent of more. A Petersburg man was ar- rested on Monday, August 16 at about 8 p.m. when police stopped him for not using a turn signal. Patrolman Manning said he was notified by off-duty Sher- iff's Deputy Paul Collier of a possible intoxicated driver that had made a turn without signaling. Manning said he located the vehicle matching Collier's description and pulled it over as it entered Liberty Apart- ment's parking lot. Manning said when he talk- ed with Bruce Rutledge, 65, of 1103 N. Vincennes Ave., Pe- tersburg, he could smell the odor of alcohol. Rutledge failed field sobri- ety tests and was taken to the Pike County Jail, where he tested 0.103 percent for blood alcohol content. During processing at the jail, Manning said jail person- nel found in Rutledge's shirt pocket a small amount of what was believed to be marijuana. Rutledge was charged with operating a vehicle while in- toxicated and possession of marijuana. Three arrested for OVWI in separate incidents Hayhurst, Shover and Loveless arrested on multiple possession charges By James Capozella A Tuesday traffic stop by Pe- tersburg Officer Scott Arnold and Trooper Hunter Manning resulted in charges of main- taining a common nuisance, possession of methamphet- amine, possession of a syringe and possession of parapher- nalia for Kyle Hayhurst, 30, of 711 E. Spruce St., Petersburg. Arnold had been watching the 305 Martin St. residence following several complaints of suspected narcotics activi- ty. Hayhurst drove off from the residence and was stopped by Trooper Manning for failing to signal a turn at first street, ac- cording to the report. A search of the vehicle and Hayhurst's purse turned up methamphetamine, scales and other paraphernalia, in- cluding Aaron Shover's iden- tification card. Hayhurst in- formed the officers that the illegal items in the purse be- longed to Aaron Shover. Petersburg Chief Kyle Mills transported Hayhurst to the Pike County Jail. Also arrested later via a search warrant for the 305 Martin St. residence were Aar- on Shover, 29, and Shandee Loveless. A search of the Martin St. residence net- ted charges of possession of methamphetamine, marijua- na, paraphernalia and main- taining a common nuisance for both Shover and Loveless. Arnold obtained a search war- rant, and with Mills, Manning, Deputy Cody Jones and Ad- am Thompson, detained Sto- ver and Loveless and began a search of the home, where meth, smoking pipes, baggies and marijuana were found, ac- cording to the report. By Andy Heuring An Elnora teen was injured early Saturday morning when he fell asleep and ran off the road. Decon Kaiser, 18, of El- nora, was driving north on Highway 257, just north of CR 650 N., when he fell asleep and ran off the right side of the road into a ditch and over- turned, according to Pike County Deputy Sheriff Cody Jones. Kaiser suffered arm inju- ries and was taken by ambu- lance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Deputy Jones said he was trapped in the vehicle be- cause he couldn't get the door open. Kaiser's 2004 Chevro- let Impala sustained between $2,500 and $5,000 damage in the 6:36 a.m. crash. Two days earlier, a Terre Haute woman was involved in a hit-and-run accident in the same area. Jessica R. Hughes, 22, of Terre Haute, was driving a 2003 Toyota Avalon north on Highway 257, near County Road 400. Hughes told Pike County Deputy Sheriff Paul Collier a vehicle in front of her stopped suddenly. Hughes said she got stopped, but a white sports car following her was unable to stop and hit her in the back. Hughes told Dep- uty Collier the driver stopped to check on her and then left the scene. Deputy Collier said police searched the area, but were not able to locate anyone. Hughes' Toyota sustained an estimated $1,000 to $2,500 damage. Two accidents occur in same area within two days The Howard Briscoe Me- morial Golf Scramble at Prides Creek is set for Satur- day. It will be more than a golf tournament. It will be a cele- bration of life ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 28 at the Prides Creek Golf Course Clubhouse. The tour- nament is already full, but ev- eryone who wants to attend the celebration of life ceremo- ny is welcomed. There will be finger foods at the gathering. Briscoe died December 23, 2020, during the peak of COVID, and the family wasn't able to have a funeral. R.C. Klipsch, vice-presi- dent of the Prides Creek Golf, Inc. Board, said Briscoe had served as president of the board until his death. The facility sponsored a tournament the last few years as a fundraiser for the course. But this year, they decided to name the tournament after Briscoe. "He was involved in the golf course from day one," said Klipsch. Howard's son, Brick, will have some remarks prior to the teeing off Saturday morn- ing. Then people will be in- vited to speak as well during the ceremony. Briscoe said it will just be a time for friends of Howard to visit and share memories. Howard Briscoe Memorial Golf Tournament is Saturday COVID Continued from page 1 days, and Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3 to 7 p.m. Statewide, new cases are continuing to rise. They hit 4,084 on August 19, but took a dip to 1,659 on August 22, and then jumped back up to 3,641 on Monday Aug. 23. Deaths in Indiana hit an Au- gust peak of 20 on the 21st. That number dropped to 17 on August 22 and eight on Aug. 23. Twenty deaths is the most in one day since February of this year. Hospitalizations hit 1,956 on Aug. 23. A month earlier, there were only 615 people hospitalized with COVID. Despite the increase in hospitalizations, only 8.8 per- cent of the ventilators in In- diana were in use for COVID patients and 23.2 percent of the ICU beds are in use for COVID patients. According the Indiana Department of Health, there are 26.4 per- cent of ICU beds available in Indiana.

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